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X5S Linear Rail Upgrade & E3DV6 Part Cooler Design

by EE_Maker Nov 29, 2019
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Hi. I am using the standard, 2-belt design. One belt on each side passes through the "belt align part" and then through the alum/steel plate carrage plate (a part of the original X5S carrage). The second belt just goes through the alum/steel carrage plate. a similar combination exists for both the left and right side of the carrage-to-belt attachement. Take a careful look at the slots in the alum/steel plate and you should recognize where the belts go through and attached. Good luck.

I don't see a place to attach one of the belts to the rear plate. Are you using one long belt instead of two?

Is ist possible to Use 450mm linear rails because i already have them?

I measured my X5S and the max rail length that works easily is about 17 inches/ 430 mm. You can cut your rails back but may need special blades or a die grinder as the rails are hardened steel. Alternately, you have to rework the pulley-corner-plates, motor mounting plates, and X-axis mounting plates to give your self more X-axis room. If you cut the rails, be sure to take steps to insure that the sled does NOT slip off one or the other end of the linear rail!

Great design i like it, would it be possible to add BL-touch support..

I don't have a BL-touch, but changing over to that device should be relatively easy (assuming that you have solved the 'out of pins' problem when using the stock X5S control board. To adapt to the BL-touch, I suggest checking THINGIVERSE for a BL touch mount and figure out how to attach it to a revised sensor plate. Hopefully, the dimensioned drawing of the Sensor Plate in my Doc Package should give you a starting point to make a new plate design.